On the heels of a blizzard that dumped at least two feet on the area overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing through Hartford County Monday, including Avon.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Hartford Country from 6 to 11 a.m. Monday morning. A "light glaze" from a possible tenth of an inch of ice accumulation could make untreated roads slippery, according to the weather service.
Some areas of the region may experience freezing rain after 6 a.m., changing to rain after 10 a.m., according to the advisory.
"A winter weather advisory is issued when snow and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas, but accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult...but not impossible...on untreated roads and sidewalks" the National Weather Service stated in the advisory."Motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop."
As of the most recent forecasts, "rain or freezing rain" is expected in Avon before 4 p.m. with "patchy fog after 10 am," followed by "a chance of rain." The National Weather Service anticipates a 90 percent possibility of percipitation, as much as a half an inch, with temperatures reaching a high of 41.
With more precipitation on the way, Avon officials urged residents in a press release to "clear downspouts so that water can flow away from homes."
Department of Public Works employees spent Sunday widening the travel lanes so there would be enough room for two vehicles to pass through. The town asks residents for patience during the lengthy process.